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CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
believe that high energy prices are fundamentally a result of supply and demand. >> as it turns out, not even j.p. morgan's chief global investment officer agreed with him. the same day that eagles testified, this email went out to clients saying, "an enormous amount of speculation" ran up the price, and "$140 in july was ridiculous." if anyone had any doubts, they were dispelled a few days after that hearing when the price of oil jumped $25 in a single day. september 22nd. >> september 22nd. >> michael greenberger, a former director of trading for the commodity futures trading commission, the federal agency that oversees oil futures, says there were no supply disruptions that could have justified such a big increase. >> did china and india suddenly have gigantic needs for new oil products in a single day? no--everybody agrees supply-demand could not drive the price up $25, which was a record increase in the price of oil. the price of oil went from somewhere in the $60s to $147 in less than a year. and we were being told on that run-up, "it's supply-demand, supply-demand, supply-dem
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
got a wonderful energy practice. we're going a lot of things. our mantra is we want to find our clients yield, growth, and inflation hedging. we're doing that across our real assets. energy, infrastructure, real estate, and that's something we're very well prepared to do and we've been able to partner with our clients and put a fair amount of capital in that space. i think that will continue to be a big area for the firm. >> what about technology? you know, larry ellison yesterday talking about growth from the cloud. that's obviously one of the themes within tech. what where are you seeing nunt tech? >> technology in the u.s. is 15% of our market cap. it's 3% in europe. it's a core competency in the u.s. what i think is happening right now is remember in 1998 the world turned down, but it was asia that was in trouble. the central banks put liquidity in and technology did well, particularly growth stocks. my view right now is instead of asia being in trouble, it's europe, but people are going to migrate towards some of the good growth stocks. you've seen that in names, you know,
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
went right into a call from north american energy self-sufficiently, coal as an endangered species under obama. listen. >> i like coal. i want to make sure we can continue to burn clean coal. people in the coal industry feel like it's getting crushed by your policies. >> lots of bozos went in and bought the coal stocks. all the coal stocks on. this wrong take away, people! coal's hostage to chinese demand more than u.s. use. that's not the case for the users of coal. the users, people. and that's why i said romney's giving you a heads up to buy american electric and power, two coal building utilities that have to spend far less retrofitting facilities under romney staff epa. i would be a seller of the console energies in the pea bodies in the strength. i take down union pacific. it is the carrier of clean coal. i would never recommend a company on this show with bad fund am fundamentals. but they can be justified even with this sitting president. the pure coal plays are faltering fundamentally. there is no way i'm going to buy them based on some off handed debate patter. you want a
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm EDT
should point out energy is very strong today. that, of course, has been one of the leaders for stocks this year. they are powering the market higher as well today with the dow just off the highs, up 86 points. the nasdaq's up 12 points right now at 3148. the s&p is up 10-plus points right now at 1461. maria. >> all right, bill. the minutes from the federal reserve september policy meeting today out shedding little new light on the fed's future plans, but of course tomorrow's september jobs report will off more clues about the health of the economy. we're going to get some thoughts about what to expect out of the jobs numbers and from this rally. >> everybody is on board. steve, how about some of the hits, runs, and errors from those feds minutes? it didn't move the markets to any great degree today. >> i think we knew where people stood. the voting members are more or less in favor of the policy that came out, which was the one, the open-ended quantitative easing. the non-voters, there are more objections there. that's where more of the hawks are in the current rotation of the fomc. i
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 3:00pm EDT
friday. and a handful came from the energy and utility sectors. jackie joins us with those details. >> good afternoon. before we get to the names, i want to take a look at broader performance in energy and utilities because the story we see there is a tale of two sectors, if you pardon the pun. s&p 500 energy sector, up roughly 11% in the last three months, outperforming the broader index and second best performing sector overall. the utilities have been flat and are the worst performer for the time period. having said that, one of the standout performers that has bucked the trend in the utility sector has been one oak, investors liking this utility company because of the 33 cent dividend and projecting a dividend increase next year and a company with potential for growth. energy, dow components, chevron and exxonmobil have had stellar performance as of late. chevron hittingen all-time high in september. finally, cabot oil and gas, trading at all-time highs not seen since ipo in 1990. these are some names to watch. you know what, analysts out there saying they're not overbought at
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of that is energy and materials. the expectations here, eps growth, sharp contraction, 15% to 25%. even on a weak take, further weakness i don't want to buy them. >> expectations couldn't be any lower going into earnings season. what happens if we surprise to the upside. >> i think that expectations are low. i do think people expect that numbers for 4 kansas g and 2013 will come down. there's no question in my mind. this has been a very hated rally and i think if we see better than expected numbers from any of the companies this week we go a lot higher. alcoa particularly is very interesting because of their subsegment, auto, aero, packaging, truck, all of these are very, very important data points we'll get tomorrow and i think -- kyle does an amazing job of giving detail. that's the conference call you want to listen to. >> alcoa set the tone for this past earning season, came in better than expected, earnings ended up being pretty strong. so it really does have a huge impact, guys, simon baker how do you read this >> i was listening to steve. hit it just past the women's team.
CNBC
Oct 7, 2012 7:30pm EDT
shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. >>> you can find more about the show on our website, wsjr.cnbc.com. now a look at the stories coming up to impact your money this week. monday is the columbus day holiday. banks and bond markets will be closed while the stock market is open. earnings season kicks off. companies reporting third quarter results include costco and jpmorgan chase. >>> thursday the latest reading on the u.s. balance of trade. the vice presidential candidates take the stage for their one debat
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
madmoney.cnbc.com. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. we know you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't... just about you anymore. introducing the all-new, smart-sensing... honda accord. it starts with you. >>> here's one area where playing football and "mad money" have a lot in common. we call it the check down. that's when the quarterback considers whom he should pass the ball to. checking down one receiver after another, find out who's open. who can score. and then hits him while he's uncovered. the best quarterbacks have a list in their heads about who t
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
decides, you know, the future is green energy and throw a lot of money at any small company that gets in the green energy field that creates a lot of problems. load up on debt. they don't -- they lack market discipline. they expand capacity beyond demand and what you end up with is sol lynn draft. >> so, what could government do effectively to help not the small young companies, necessarily but the smaller, fast-growing companies? what in your article you call the gazelles? >> the gazelles. one thing could you do is think about what growth companies do, they are always expanding, outgrow their office, their factory, what happens when they do that they run into a lot of luke roarcracy, building permits, environmental impact statements. what government can do is clear out the bureaucracy, take a concierge approach. >> let us help you that helps you be local then rather than state or federal right? >> that's right. most of the on obstacles are local. >> feed the gazelles but not with cheap capital government subsidies that causes those growth companies to take their eye off the ball
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
expansion camp, you want financials, energy, materials. in the contraction camp, you're generally on the defensive side. the trade everybody's been talking about, jim you alluded to it, it's to play the u.s. market, play autos, housing, consumer staples. i call it the home depot trade. it's been a monster. that's the classic trade to play in these circumstances. i have a couple of problems with this. number one, cyclicals have outperformed defensive names in the last couple of months since this has been a very popular notion out there. since june overall, earnings and stocks have been somewhat negatively correlated. we've seen earnings come down and yet the stock markets continue to move up. in the last few weeks, really hold right near its highs. you can argue and there is certainly truth to that that that's because we have q.e. 3, because we've got the ecb in the market. but i look at the facts of where the market is, not necessarily what's been moving it every minute. that's what i see right now. today, the european bailout fund is coming into effect. if spain keeps going along the pa
CNBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
percent. energy majors rallied on higher commodity prices. zte shares slipped again after the report of security concerns. more on that with our guest coming up. and cisco has ended its partnership with zte over its dealings with iran. in the meantime the nikkei yuchd min undermined investor sentiment. automakers lost ground after sales slumped more than 40%. gains in consumers and health cares were countered by losses in steel makers and chemicals. in australia, miners september to a hike. and sensex now higher by 0.3%. back to you. >> the british chancellor george osbourne's proposed a controversial new scheme in which workers can surrender employment rights in returns for shares of the company they work it for. if the workers take the share, they will be barred from suing for unfair dismissal. >> what would you do, would you take the shares and give uncertain employee protections and rights, or not? maybe this is our continental difference. i would take the shares. >> well, there's a number of factors into play. is the company stock going to be worth it. >> are you suggesting that nb
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
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CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
, surprise, we have a strike in france in centering. trade energy sector to hold 24 hour strike in the energy sector from 19:00. 21:00 cet. >>> coming up next, bae major shareholder throws something in the works. we'll have the details. >>> world bank has slashed its growth outlook for china and developing asia. the british chancellor has told cnbc the uk is getting it it right when it comes to tackling debt and will announce more spending cuts within the hour. plus the b chlt e aae and eads on on a knife edge. bigger shareholder opposes the deal. and we'll talk about that now. bae biggest shareholder invesco has said it has significant reservations about a tie up with the eads. it cited concerns the merger could backen bae's position in the united states. over the weekend, phillip hammond said it could veto any planned merger. hammond said the uk will block the deal if the french or german governments have too much of a controlling stake in the new firm. joining us for more is patricia in frankfurt. significant really, more likely to get done or more likely not? >> at the moment it se
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
cramer. the other night governor romney talked about creating 4 million jobs by embracing an energy independence for north america. i have the ceo of the largest pipeline builder on my other show "mad money" last night. he said 4 million is reasonable, but the federal government is not being helpful. i know you favor all sort of energy, solar, fantastic. what do you say about the 4 million? >> actually, a say that we need to create more jobs across the board and particularly, highly skilled people to work in the refinery and production areas where we're finding more energy and we have to have a balance, so i'm totally for that. i encourage more a perennisship programs and training in that area. we have a high need for welders and people working in refineries and i'm all for paying for those jobs and looking at other alternative forms of energy and we have to have a balance of both. >> the unemployment rate falling below 8% for the first time since january 2009 and i'm sure the labor department was hearing about that this morning. at the same time, can you tell the american people th
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
, back to you. >> thank you so much, rick. let's check out the latest moves in energy and metals. sharon at the nymex. >> the momentum here definitely in the metals market. i'm standing in the gold pit. gold prices went above $1,794 an ounce. a lot of investors may have looked at the s&p 500's returns, that's decent. but gold up over 10% in the last quarter. silver up over 25% in the last quarter. they want some more of that in the fourth quarter. and we're looking at that here in the metals market. also looking at momentum taking over, the weak sentimental data out of china in terms of the oil price. the oil prices here are a little bit of a bid for oil. the fact that they lowered a mix a little while ago before the open on the weak data out of china on their manufacturing numbers. in terms of the biggest mover here in the commodities space, definitely it is natural gas. natural gas at a ten-month high. natural gas here above 3.40. some are saying that $3 gas is sustainable here even if we don't see the same focus on coal to gas switching. still going to see higher natural gas prices. b
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
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CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. >>> our guest host craig barrett, former chairman and ceo of intel. it's really good to have you. this is like twice in the last three weeks you've been on, isn't it? >> it's a pleasure to be with you guys. >> we'll talk tech, first of all, do you feel total, do you feel like a generation wire? are you totally insync with everything in technology now or do you harbor any resentment to all this new stuff, craig, having been at intel in the glory days? >> hey the beauty of tech is everything changes every ye
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
tourism industry, we haven't exploited the full potential, we have alternative source of energy like solar energy or wind energy, we have agricultural output that we don't take advantage of, so there are ma so many resources and opportunities in greece, it's not a matter of the private sector doing poorly or a lack of resources, but it's rather how the state is operating, we have a big public sector as you know, we have tax evasion and we have no privatizations. if we change these things if we're not a state controlled economy but instead a private controlled economy we can see a different picture and to me by staying in the european union this is where we should concentrate. it's not how much you value the currency or you divide the labor cost but what kind of economy you are, where you wish to go. >> that's similar to the debate we seem to be having here in the united states. thanks so much for joining us this morning and congratulations on your deal and good luck with it. >> thank you very much. >> thanks for playing, sam. that was helpful. good to have you on the set. >> just loo
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
think he's right on. i think she's a good choice for yahoo!. she's got a lot of energy, a lot of experience. you know, during my tenure, we had talked about personalization, of course mobile, you know, getting more engage ed users. i think she's right on the mark. she's a great gal. >> and the company recently sold its stake in ally baba, returned the cash to shareholders. was that a good move? under your tenure, the relationship was a bit strained, right? >> well, that was a little bit overblown, but we were actually working a long time to figure out the valuation and how to do this, at one time we had hoped, tax free. i'm very proud of the team, including my ex-cfo. they really put together a good plan with alibaba. which ever way they do it, probably share buy back, i actually have no idea, that's good for the shareholders. >> you know, it seems to me that it's a real crux or sort of a dilemma that you face when you're in technology and sort of a proponent of, you know, information flow across the world and dealing with a government that withholds information. how do you balan
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm EDT
of what's moving here, well, right across the board, pretty nice rally here. energy materials, industrials, even consumer staples participating in this rally. we're expecting very significant increase in earnings about 20% over last year. >> that's almost a 4% gain in goldman sachs. >> look at the overall group moving to the up side. we need some positive earnings commentary from this group for the fourth quarter for the s&p to make numbers. finally, airlines are up as the international air transport association talked about a higher profit outlook for the airlines this year. given the prices i've been paying for travel? there ought to be -- >> you're our leading indicator. >> it hurts! >> absolutely. thank you. see you a little bit later. >>> art cashin is also with us on the floor. director of floor operations with ubs financial services. bob mentioned europe a little bit. but put that aside, as we begin a new quarter, last quarter we were up 4% and the market just doesn't seem to want to give anything back. what do you make of it? >> no. it's behaving very, very well here.
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
weakness in energy majors offset gains on that market due to slumping oil prices overnight. japanese stocks pushed higher in late trade following the u.s. presidential debate where governor romney the pro business candidate appeared to outshine president obama. so the nikkei rebounded off a four week low with automakers and financials surging. but tech shares lost ground after hewlett-packard's profit warning. hp contract makers in taiwans also felt the pain with the computer share sub index losing 1.6%, but tmanaged to close fla. we saw a bit of profit taking on samsung electronics ahead of its q3 earnings guidance tomorrow. australian miners were lower, but banks lent support to the afx 200 ending at a 14 month high. weaker than expected august retail sales added to the case for further interest rate cuts. sensex stronger by 1% at the moment. >> let's pick it up with the european markets. equity to modest moves ahead of the bank of england rate decision. we'll have that for you live. louisa will help us figure out what's going on there. dax ahead of the ecb decision up by
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
, that's for sure. >> we can talk about any number of things including the fact that domestic energy production is way up under president obama. >> we heard about that in the debate in spite of instead of because of. >> not in spite of. the fact of the matter is president obama has reduced our dependence on foreign oil over these last few years, we've seen jobs created in the solar industry, in green industries. our state ranks fourth among the 50 states in terms of the number of jobs in the green sector so there are things we can and must do in order to make this recovery happen more quickly. but the fact of the matter is, not since 2005 have we had 30 months in a row of private sector job growth. we're seeing our housing industry coming back, with housing values rising in maryland, seven consecutive months on a year over year basis. so there are a lot of things we can do as a country, if we put job creation first, and that's what president obama has been doing, even in the face of obstructionists who are trying to slow the jobs recovery before the election. >> governor? >> that dog
CNBC
Oct 9, 2012 3:00pm EDT
strength elsewhere in the energy sector. even natural gas actually turning around and reversed course and has moved higher in this session. a lot of volume in the energy seconder to in this trading day. back to you. >> before you go, sharon, the timing of the announcement by netanyahu, either this takes a potential attack on iran by israel off the table before then or this is one big head fake. >> absolutely. in terms of the oil price and the way oil traders view these headlines, they see an announcement, they just see there could potentially be more instability in the region, and that is supportive enough of prices, regardless of what the actual outcome will be or is most likely to be. >> all right. sharon, thank you very much. >> okay. well, it's "sesame street" versus wall street. according to these ads, wall street is evil and supported by mitt romney. he's going to destroy "sesame street" as well. here's the ad. >> bernie madoff, ken lay. criminals, gluttons of greed. the evil genius who towered over them, one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird, big bird, big
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
my list is to take full advantage of all our energy resources, our oil, coal, gas, our nuclear, our renewables. and i know you care a lot more about coal than the other ones i mention sod let me remind you that when the president was running for office, he said that if you built a new coal fire plant why you go bankrupt. and the head of the epa has also said that the regulations on burning coal are now so stringent it's virtually impossible to build a new coal fire plant. well i don't believe in putting our coal under the ground forever. i believe we should take advantage of it, put american workers back to work and use a resource that's abundant, cheap and can be burned in a clean way. and by the way i also believe in oil and gas. i believe we should develop our resources. i believe within eight years america, north america rather should be energy independent and that want requires all those source of energy. and that will keep the price at the pump moderated. means good jobs for americans. it's been calculated if we're serious about energy, really take advantage of the energy reso
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
points, two-thirds of 1%. when you look at today's sector leaders, it's energy, financials, health care. all posting sharp gains at this hour. of course, the energy and materials sector were really the pressured sectors going quarter. bill? >> combination of risk on/risk off seconders that are doing well today. no clear direction from that standpoint. we're wondering whether today's market action is a sign of what's to come for the quarter. you saw the statistic earlier that said on average when you have a positive first day of the fourth quarter the dow is up 4% for the quarter. so what's to come this quarter? deborah of "the street" says she feels the market is destined to go higher and points out $22 billion came flooding out of equity mutual funds in the month of august, alone. show she feels that money is going to come flowing back for the investors who feel they missed out on the action, marie w ya. >> is deborah right? could we have this market meltup continue? cnbc contributor abigail doolittle suggests taking money off the table in the face of these gains. deborah, let me
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
trades when you open an account. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. attention, owner of the light blue smart with the blackish-blue frame and the white dots and the splattered paint pattern, your lights are on. what? [ male announcer ] the endlessly customizable 2013 smart. >>> i'm bill griffeth. on closing bell, three huge interviews, former ceo carol bartz joining us, find out if her successor, melissa mayer, can turn around the >> can and new tar kentz vowing to double the revenue the next decade for coca-cola. he will lay out the strategy for the goal and don't want to miss the rare and exclusive interview with the oracle himself, ceo larry emson. find out how he is planning to dominate
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. stay tuned. lots more fast, straight ahead. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. >>> a lot of techs have done well. google and amazon trading at highs. ibm doing well. apple was over $700 three weeks ago. as i pick through the stocks, particularly good run, a couple of theme also jump out at me, mobile and big data, the companies that managed to tap into one or both of those part of their growth story doing particularly well. here are a couple of the less obvious names i note near highs. tara data for storage, crown castle for wireless, accenture for consulting, need more of those services when you have cloud and mobile forcing companies to change the way they approach i.it.. north america and asia a
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. >>> welcome back, everybody. the economy obviously front and center this week with the jobs report coming out on friday. our guest host this morning runs a company that has several economic indicators all rolled into one. joining us for the remainder of the show with his take on the markets and what's happening in corporate america is jim tisch, and jim, it's great to have you here onset. we were just talking about how you have a lot of different things that really give you a good idea of what's happening in the economy. diamond offshore, what's happening from an energy perspective, you have the luxury hotels there, the insurance line of business, you've got a real good idea of what'
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
still goes up. >> pop here for southwestern energy up. >> if you look at this year and look at the headlines on oil, look at the headlines on natural gas, you would think oil was up 30% this year, oil's down 6%, natural gas up 16% and j.j.'s neck of the woods is going to get cold over the next week. stay with natural gas overweight bio. >> swn. >>> pop for macy's up 2%. >> yeah, it's time to think about the holidays, practice ps that chilly weather will get you in that mood. macy's said they're going to hire 80,000 people for the holidays up 2.5% over last year, and a good day for good news. >> drop here for wendy's down 6%. scott? >> downgraded the company today to a hold. really interesting, they're worried about same-store sales, but in the long-term, this analyst still likes the name. so this is a short-term downgrade. >> and we got a pop here for russian friends. good news for you and your pen pal, facebook could be one step closer to opening a russian office. mark zuckerberg met with dmitry medvedev earlier today. he urged the founder to open a new office in his country. in a
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
remain concerned that the energy drinks are going to be called into question by the health authority. share loss, difficult to reverse. so my dow jones player is well covered. my s&p receiver can't get any separation. what's left? at this point in my favorite thing to check down is to see what index or group is so far behind the market that there's something that could play catch-up. with the market as hot as this one and i know people don't think it's hot but it really is, what i like to do is find a real laggard. almost every group is up. almost every one. lo and behold, not only is there an index that isn't keeping pace, there's one that's actually down. that's the transports. they were off at one point very badly today. that's a terrific opportunity in and of itself. i know if there's nothing in the other indices, my intended receiver is going to be in the transport group. but which one? they're all down a lot. all looking terrible. i shouldn't say all. some aren't. first the airlines. i try to keep an open mind with this group. think of how terribly set-up the airlines are for t
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
here in the state of texas in the energy business, that investors are very focused on, it's a three-member utility commission that is going to make that decision. they are appointed by the governor. big debate between the president and his republican challenger, mitt romney. it wasn't that long ago that rick perry was one of the challengers for the republican nomination for president. i asked him what he thinks romney is going to do tonight and how he is going to do in tonight's debate. >> this president has to defend the debt that's being created and i think governor romney's going to do a very good job of one of growth, of one of allowing the states to be more engaged in policies. >> reporter: so, of course, he thinks romney is going to do good tonight. is he partisan, no doubt about that. we'll see how it plays out. >> david, i understand that you're still going to talk to kyle bass in a few minutes. what is top of questions in your mind? >> kyle is a big macro thinker. he also runs a hedge fund that makes stock picks like everybody else. we're also going to talk about, first off
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Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
government. two, romney has a tax cut plan. he has a spending cut plan. he has an energy plan. he's got to make it clear. he's got to explain to people the connection between his plans and the economic recovery that we have not yet had. that's a tall order for romney. and he's going to have to fight hard for it while the, of course is attacking him. >> you said earlier i was watching kudlow and company, you said the first impression is important. he's got to swing right away. you think he'll do that? >> that's my hunch. i've seen this before. aggressive. he's got to put this sort of line in the sand. here's what i believe. and here's what he believes. and there's a big choice in this election. he is the guy who wants redistribution. i'm the guy who wants growth. he's the guy who wants government centered economy. i'm the guy for free enterprise. he's got to say that. but it's doubly hard because he's got to put meat on the bones of his tax and spend policy. to this day, people are not quite sure what mitt romney's policies are. the president doesn't have policies. romney does, but w
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. overmany discounts to thine customers! [old english accent] safe driver, multi-car, paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty indeed, lord jamie. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doing? we doth offer so many discounts, we have some to spare. oh, you have any of those homeowners discounts? here we go. thank you. he took my shield, my lady. these are troubling times in the kingdom. more discounts than we knoweth what to do with. now that's progressive. >>> taking co
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
experience. stick around. plus, fuel for thought. energy our lives revolve around it and so do the markets. could this commodity wreak havoc on you? when he goes off the charts. all coming up on "mad money." >>> talk about trying to stay healthy. i'm referring to conagra foods which you might recognize as the company behind many brands. healthy choice series. that is the brand that was founded by mike harper. he decided there wasn't anything good for you let alone good testing for you. you probably have something made by conagra in your kitchen right now. the company reported backings in september 20th and the company knocked it out of the park. it was a 9% earnings beat and when it first came out it was wrong. better than expected revenues. en better, they indicated that inflation was under control which was a big deal here. it gave you -- bringing the yield into a battle of 3.6 taking it up to 4%. inside recommended it in late june. conagra is up 60%. since we spoke with the ceo back in july of 2009. they are making acquisitions that are helping to drive the growth. first we need to chec
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
macro cramer, but a lot of changes going on. energies and energy efficiency. many aspects to it. >> other stories today, a bid to prevent another financial crisis, the review led by bank of fin len governor is expected to call for a separation of retail and investment operations. the report will also call for bonuses to be paid in debt. we'll hear from the central bank later today. meanwhile steve hester has called for banks to readjust back to a more customer focused approach. speaking at the london school of economic, he said lenders need to restore good customer service to regain trust of the public and rbs is the poster child for what went wrong in banking. and eric snyderman is suing jpmorgan. the suit partly the result of a federal mortgage task force formed in january. investors lost around $22 billion and more than 100 securities. jpmorgan says the suit involves actions taken at the behest of the u.s. government. jpmorgan stock closing up 1.2%. and "new york times" says u.s. senate will try to use the lame duck session to reach a comprehend len sif deal to cut the defici
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
recovery stories we are also owning pipelines, energy companies, chemical companies and gaming companies. these are sectors that will likely outgrow the growth rate and see positive credit momentum. those are the companies you want to still own. >> we have to leave it there. thanks so much for your time. we appreciate it. in terms of the trade you made a good point. you would not go into some of these names because you believe we have seen some sort of a run. >> we talked earlier today. if these stocks have been in favor a lot of these profits are coming off the table. you have to look at the equities did lead. i don't know if there is a lot of bang for your buck. s&p has to be up another 3% for these to be rebought. >> after the move people started saying i have to buy the timberlands and banks. i hear it every other night. understand where you are which is we are long in the tooth. >>> coming up next kelly joins us with a look at what is up next. >> we spent all day talking about risk management and goldman sachs. here is what you don't know. what are the external factors the
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
energy policy, i care about the well being of mom. pull it together. >> one of the great mysteries of this campaign, here is a guy with a splend it baid backgrounn bill clinton said that. why is he unable to connect on the key issue of the day, jobs and the economy with i'm going to say the average person out there? what is missing? >> he is superbly skilled at the details but that's not what americans care about. so keith wants to talk about details because that's a terrible strategy. he doesn't care about the details of tax reform. americans want to know how am i going to get a job? why is it i've been in a job for three years and i haven't gotten a raise. he needs to get away from the details and -- >> hang with me. just what can we expect to hear from mitt romney in tonight's debate? who better to ask than senior campaign manager kevin madden. thank you very much for helping us. you know, my friend keith boykin asked a very good question that's going to come up tonight or is likely to come tonight and that is president obama will charge that mitt romney is four more years of georg
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Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
looking pretty flat. let's get straight to the oil trade. >> the action is certainly in the energy markets today, mandy. we are looking at oil prices now near the lows of the session. this 3% to 4% slide that we have seen both in the wti oil market and brent crude market started overnight. there was a great deal of negative sentiment with the china pmi data, eurozone pmi data, concerns about weak demand. add to that the fact that the asian development bank talked about its gdp growth forecast for 2012-2013, reduced those forecasts. there is a great deal of concern about the demand picture. that weak demand is also being seen here in the u.s. with the data we got out of the energy department showing the gasoline demand is down about 2.5% versus where it was a year ago. we're seeing gasoline futures sharply lower. even natural gas which had been on a tear six straight sessions, a huge move up there for natural gas. natural gas is actually the biggest decliner that we have here in the energy complex. back to you. >> sharon, thank you. >>> let us stay on oil. oil is one of the few thin
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
saying two macro fonts are lightening up on the energy exposure coming into this it first week of the month. whether or not that's the case, we sat down on the our trade desk this morning, we saw the market start breaking 90. gathered momentum and made a bee line for our first band of support around 89. we're not getting much of a bounce. you may want to cover those positions. the technicals, spr is way off the table. and it seems to be a little delevering. and i think that's what's pressing the market here. >> anthony, let's get your trade on this. >> i'm looking at we're still a very range bund market and even though the china data was soft, you have to look at stimulus from china coming out of the market. so unless we break out of this range, i'm still going to play the range. so i'm looking to get long. november crude oil around 88 of this. i want to put an $87 stop in because that would be below all my support levels. and at that point, we could move a lot lower to $80. but i don't think that's going to happen so i'll be long at 88 1/2 and looking to get out on the up side around
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm EDT
parts of the u.s. economy that are growing disproportionately. technology is one of them. energy is another one. allocate disproportionate amount of capital there. also, to invest in parts of the global economy. >> which is why you're investing in alibaba. >> that's the answer. >> which is why you're finding opportunities in places like china. thank you so much for joining us. good to see you as always. we appreciate it. up next, well deserved or wishful thinking? half of wall street employees expect higher bonuses this year. if they're right, will there be a backlash? or with the marks up double digits this year, is it deserved in. >>> later, should the government stop giving tax breaks to homeowners and banks to sell unwanted homes? your tax dollars helping to finance these folks. stick around for this debate. >>> also, are healthy profits on the menu the nation's restaurant? jane wells with that story. back in a moment. you. we know you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
wind or how the energy is created. they ignore that. that's handled by the electric service provider. they don't have to make huge investments in creating more electricity. it's all done as a service. computing is now being offered for the first time, if you will, over the last few years as a service in the cloud. it means the consumers don't have to get bogged down with the complexity of computing. they don't have to make a huge capital investment. they just plug n run their applications. >> tell me about the world today. there's a concern that things are slowing, not just at oracle, but throughout business because of the global slowdown. that's what we saw in the latest earnings release that you reported. and there's a change in terms of data. data has changed. and you've got to keep up with this changing data coming from all sorts of mobile devices, et cete cetera. tell me about business right now around the world. what are you seeing? >> actually, our business is fairly good. i know in reported u.s. dollars, our revenue dropped slightly, a couple of percent. that's reall
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
weak energy was. down a percent as a group today. materials also lower. i want to show you this chart. this is from spoke investment group. since the market peaked in mid-september, they took a look at market trading in the s&p on an hour-by-hour basis. this is a typical trading chart since mid-september on a daily basis. we've had a little stutter step in the morning. then you get a small rally, sideways action, then the real selloff comes in the hour. their conclusion is that the so-called smart money, the hedge funds, private equity and so forth is where this is coming in and selling at end whereas the so-called, pardon the expression, dumb money has been coming in in the morning. warren myers, do you buy that notion? do you see that trade flow here at the new york stock exchange. >> we do see that to a bit. i would equate that to what's happening in europe. the global impact is so great that we watch the opening here. europe is still active. we follow them. if they happen to be up, we follow them. once europe closes, the only thing we have to be concerned about is what's going to
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
stand? >> i agree that i think it is positive for coal stocks. i think the alternative energy names are places that i would want to avoid. one debate isn't enough to take it. i don't like the solar stocks. i like them less and both sectors trade it higher today. on health care, we havekhave ke book and we start off with the health care sector. >> before you think about positions yourself, i think there are a couple of things you should think about what was stated last night. the republicans focus on cost and that is what romney was saying. i think it is different on the democratic side. they are talking about access before cost. i think the second point is the how. the how is the quarterback will be the private industry and it is the insurance industry. on the democratic side it is big government and debt pan ets or whatever you want to call it. so, that is the frame against which you should think about your investment decisions. nn in my space you should be over managed care. that is the quarterback i talked about. i would be under with medical e devi devices. the paying patients c
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
discretionaries come down. and especially energy and financials where expectations actually have gone up is still not looking for really impressive numbers. energy in the fourth quarter expected to be town 14%, financials up 3%, so i don't think it's very heroic. so i think you want to be involved in some of the cyclicals like industrials, like materials. i like staples. particularly as expectations come down. some of the discretionaries that have come down. financials we continue to like. >> what's your number for the s&p dropoff in this quarter? >> for this year, for the fourth quarter, we're looking for i think 1.4%. >> third quarter versus last year's third quarter? >> negative 0.6%. >> down less than 1%. >> yeah. >> okay. >> i don't think that's -- >> you'd call that flat, wouldn't you? >> sure. >> where does the s&p end for you? >> i think it ends higher. i think you have performance chasing that p happens. and i think you have let's get through the election, let's get some sort of understanding as to what will happen with the fiscal cliff. but i still think earnings will not be as bad. i t
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Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm EDT
upgrade there really moving that stock. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. >>> brian shackman at the market, deck. verifone may have been squared. look at shares pay dupe sharply and the reports out there that square close to a deal with new york city to get their payment system in about 1,000 cabs in the city, verifone pretty much owns this marketplace now. >> brian, thank you very much. >>> politics now. president obama heading to columbus, ohio, later today. mitt romney, as you see live in this picture, is in iowa this hour. so much attention, of course, on the presidential race, but it's the congressional elections which could have major ramifications on the power play in washington, including
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
america energy independent so we can create those jobs. >> if you're bullish on coal, you're going to like this. take a look at how we performed today in the sector. arch coal up almost 8%. alpha natural up almost 7%. utility stocks also higher. wells fargo saying this is a sector that could do well under a romney administration. we have con ed up about 1%. on the flip side, hospital stocks didn't do so well. a romney win doesn't bode as well for obamacare, and hence big hospital stocks fell. you can see here one of the biggest losers in the session. it was a good start for mitt romney, but it is still early. there are two more presidential and one vice presidential debate to go as the campaign heads into the final month before the election. maria, back to you. >> all right, court. thanks so much. so what the rally today really in response to that positive showing by governor romney, or is there something else at work here? joining us right now to talk about it. good to see you all. thanks so much for joining us. michael, what do you think was behind today's moves? >> i think it was r
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
we've been looking at and have bought some stocks in are the energy area and the industrials area recently. >> were you going to just jump in? sorry about that. >> yeah, i was going to ask -- peter was talking about looking for a pullback. i think a lot of people are looking for the pullback. that's the tough part. if everyone is looking for the pullback, it may not come or when we want it. it could be put off for quite a ways. >> that's a good point. what about that? you don't want to fight the fed, right? >> yeah, i guess not, but i think the market is kind of at least at a stalemate with the fed here. if you look back to when qe 3 was announced, we're just about even, maybe a little bit higher. i think that, to me, is a big warning sign that, you know, how long is it going to be? what point does the market become qe resistant? we're testing that thesis right now. i'm looking at some of the other factors. i'm looking at insider selling right now which is about 11 times higher than insider buying during september. so somebody out there is getting scared. i think that's a lot of t
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
exciting. >> we're going to talk beyond coal and solar and energy a little later on. >>> first, as you probably know, a grim outlook for hp sent shares down 13% yesterday. ceo meg whitman expects revenues and profits for the tech giant to decline in the near term saying unprecedented executive turnovers led to inconsistent strategic choices. our david faber is with meg whitman. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: thanks very much, carl. of course, well, you can certainly give them credit perhaps for transparency, hewle hewle hewlett-packard yesterday laying out a plan tofor remaking the company for next year they're calling a fix and rebuild year. as you said, the stock took a hit on that news. we are joined by the ceo of hewlett-packard, meg whitman joins us from headquarters in palo alto. as always, very much appreciate your willingness to come on in what are seemingly very difficult times. you and i sat down a little more than a year ago when you first joined the company. and i guess my first question would simply be what took you so long? a year is quite a while in the history
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